Marine Debris & Plastic Pollution

Vietnam has a growing waste management crisis. Rapid economic growth, urbanisation and changed lifestyles have increased solid waste, with an estimated 15% in urban and 45-60% in rural areas not collected, and only 10% recovered for recycling or reuse. Domestic solid waste generated nationwide averages 61,000 Tons/day (22.3 MTons/year) with 71% dumped in landfills. Further, total waste is expected to increase by 100% in less than 15 years. This leakage into the environment, especially plastics are major pollutants on land, water and air affecting human health and causing ecological damage. At the same time, sustainable development opportunities exist. Studies indicate that achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.4 (responsible chemical and waste management) is a low-risk strategy for achieving national progress on many of the SDGs.

With mounting global pressure and increased public interest, progress against plastic waste gained momentum in Vietnam with important results. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made a landmark announcement, banning single-use plastic products by 2025, and other initiatives including a review of plastic waste policies. He welcomed the establishment of a coalition of businesses to resolve the plastic waste challenge. Announcements also indicated Vietnam will end plastic scrap imports from 2025. GreenHub leveraged this momentum by leading new waste assessments in communities, business, education and tourism enterprises, strengthening waste networks and advocacy.

30 September, 2021

Launching and Signing ceremony “Planning framework of business on plastic waste reduction towards Hoi An – a Green Destination (2021-2023) & Workshop on Circular economy for plastic waste reduction towards Hoi An – a Green Destination and post Covid-19 revival.

Quang Nam, September 30th 2021, The People’s Committee of Hoi An City and Quang Nam Tourism Association have signed and announced the “Planning Framework of Business […]
29 September, 2021

Workshop on Monitoring Oceans Waste applying Citizen Science

The workshop “Sharing Surveying Methods, Monitoring Plastic Waste Applying Citizen Science” was held on September 29, 2021, to connect parties that share interests in Garbage Monitoring, […]
23 August, 2021

Officially cooperated with VSF in the program “We Connect for Green”

On July 6, Green Development Support Center (GreenHub) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the program “We Connect For Green” with the following activities: co-organizing a […]
23 August, 2021

Training on recycling single-use plastic products

Have you ever thought of discarded cans, milk tea cups, sugarcane juice cups, even boxes of instant noodles – which were previously only used once and […]
23 August, 2021

SIGNING CEREMONY “East Asian Seas Initiative on Clean Oceans (EASICO)” AT P4G CONFERENCE

Taking place tonight in a joyful atmosphere, the signing program of the network “East Asian Seas Initiative on Clean Oceans”” took place online from 18:00-22:30 (GMT+7) […]
23 August, 2021

Bio-incubation under aerobic conditions

Currently, in order to reduce the problem of pollution from polluting landfills, bio-composting technologies are available to replace the traditional landfill method. At the same time, […]
23 August, 2021

Current circumstance of plastic waste management in Vietnam

When it comes to waste management or recycling, you definitely think of countries like Japan or Germany, etc. According to a report by the World Bank, […]
23 August, 2021

Reducing plastic waste: Need or not?

If it was 10 years ago, surely few of us would have thought about reducing plastic or not using plastic bags, or a life without waste. […]